Marks, Set, Go!! Leave your mark on the streets of Cork!
Cork City Council are making a new, fun, outdoor activity – a permanent orienteering course through Shandon.
Enter a drawing into the competition and it could be used to illustrate once of the checkpoints on the orienteering route.
The aim of the orienteering course is to draw attention to our fantastic built heritage. So take a look at the buildings around each checkpoint area and create a simple black and white drawing. The checkpoint areas are here:
The drawing needs to be in black and white and could be of an interesting detail of a doorcase, shopfront, a carving, railing detail or boot scraper. What catches your eye? The 5 winning entries will be permanently sited at the checkpoint locations and a prize of the winning tile will be presented to each winner at the launch of the route.
Closing date for entries is the 30th September so click below now to enter your masterpiece!
See below for more information!
Cork City Council announced a new initiative today that casts a close eye on Shandon. A permanent urban orienteering route is being developed which will wind its way through streets, alleys and parks to spotlight the buildings of this Architectural Conservation Area (ACA). As part of this initiative a public competition is being organised to encourage people to go out and look at the area with fresh eyes, draw what they see and submit photographs of their drawings. The winning images will be printed as permanent markers at each orienteer checkpoint location and winners will receive a special edition print of their own work.
The aim of the competition is to raise awareness of plans to put in place a permanent orienteering route celebrating the built heritage of Shandon and to select images which will be used to identify locations of architectural interest on the route.
There will be 5 orienteer checkpoints, identified by 5 unique tiles, located at key points of interest on the following streets; North Mall, Blarney St, Shandon St, Bob & Joan Walk, Popes Quay.
The project is being delivered by Roisin Burke, Abarta Heritage and artist Sheelagh Broderick, who both have a strong track record in facilitating public engagement projects in a variety of settings with the support of Cork City Council Conservation office. This project is funded through the Cork City Heritage Plan with support from Cork City Council, the Heritage Council and Creative Ireland.
What is a Permanent Orienteering Course?
A permanent orienteering course consists of a series of fixed checkpoints marked by a brightly coloured, distinctive orienteering flag. Participants use a map with the locations of the checkpoints circled. The starting place, the sequence of checkpoints, and the finish location are also shown. Then, using the map and the clues provided, the participant can navigate from one checkpoint to another in the order specified. In addition to the orienteering flag, each checkpoint will have a QR code which links to a webpage with more information on the area and a winning illustration relevant to that location.
Enter the Competition (closing date 30th September 2020)
We want you to take a look at the built environment around each checkpoint area and create a simple graphic black and white image. It could be an interesting window frame, railing, doorway or rooftop or something else entirely different. Send us what interests you. The 5 winning entries will be permanently sited at the checkpoint locations and a prize of the winning tile will be presented to each winner at the launch of the route.
The tile will be 6 inches square and also hold the universal orienteering symbol and a QR code that will link to a webpage with more information about the location. See sample tile:
How do I enter my drawing?
Make a black and white drawing of a feature that interests you. It could be an interesting window frame, railing, doorway or rooftop or something else entirely different. Keep the scale of the drawing small as ultimately it will be printed in an area approx 10cm square on a tile that is 15cm square. Take a photograph of your artwork and send it to us using the online form. Please keep your artwork safely as winning entries may need to be rescanned to ensure a good quality print is made. There is no age limit on entries, but under 18s must have permission from their parents / guardians. If you are under 18 please ask your parent or guardian to complete the online application on your behalf. Closing date for Entries is 30th September 2020
If you cannot use the online form please email email@example.com for assistance
How Do I Share My Story?
If drawing is not an interest of yours, but Shandon is, could you share a story about any of the orienteering locations? A selection of recordings will be made available on the orienteer website. Record your story about any of the checkpoint locations on your phone and submit it through the online form or if you cannot use the online form please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Adjudication of images will be carried out by:
Winners will be notified by email. Access to original drawings may be required in order to make a high quality scan for printing.
Each Winner will be awarded a copy of the special edition Checkpoint Tile printed with their own drawing at a special reception (consistent with Covid-19 guidance )